ASHLAND UNIVERSITY: EDUC 618C4
July 29-August 13, 1999 M-F 8:00-2:30
Cuauhnahuac Escuela, Cuernavaca Mexico
Dr. Barbara Schmidt-Rinehart, Professor, FL, Ashland University (OH)
Dr. Jean LeLoup, Associate Professor, Spanish, SUNY, Cortland (NY)
1. To provide a short-term immersion experience for Spanish teachers that will improve language skills and cultural knowledge.
2. To address implementation of the State, National, and AATSP Standards in participants’ individual curricula.
3. To enhance effectiveness of classroom teaching by integrating authentic materials and technology in lesson plans.
The daily class schedule follows a two-tiered format.
• For three hours each day, participants will practice their language skills. Taught by native speakers, the classes will concentrate on grammatical structures, conversational skills, and cultural issues.
• For 1 ½ hours each day participants will participate in a methods workshop. The classes will consist of presentations by Professors LeLoup and Schmidt-Rinehart, discussion of reading assignments, samples of authentic materials collected by the participants, and small-group work in class. Participants will also spend time outside of class reading the relevant literature, working on their projects, and gathering materials.
COURSE REFERENCE MATERIALS (*Provided by instructors)
1. Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century. (1996). Lawrence, KS: Allen Press.
2. *State Standards
3. *AATSP Standards (Spanish-specific)
4. Authentic materials collected in Mexico
5. *Articles from professional journals
6 Textbook used by the Spanish teacher at his/her home school
1. Attendance and active participation in every class meeting.
a. Collect authentic materials on a daily basis
b. Reading assignments
3. Project: Development of lesson plans
Using authentic materials as the point of departure, each participant will develop three lesson plans, each of which follows a model presented in the course. Skills addressed should include the following: grammar, reading/listening comprehension, and speaking. All lessons must include the use of technology.